The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication’s current issue, JCMC 13(1), is the last new issue that will appear on this website. For the past year, JCMC has been available both here and via Blackwell Synergy. Starting in January 2008, new issues will be published only on the Synergy site. The journal’s format will continue to be open access, according to the International Communication Association. Also, on January 1, 2008, Kevin Wright of the University of Oklahoma assumed editorial responsibility for the journal. Please direct all JCMC-related correspondence to him at jcmc @ ou.edu.
Note: All JCMC manuscript submissions, resubmissions, and reviews will continue to be processed through http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcmc. For more information, see the JCMC guidelines for how to submit a manuscript.
The October 2007 issue brings together another exciting collection of cutting-edge CMC research. The articles in the first half provide scholarly takes on everything from “beeping” on mobile phones to Creative Commons copyright licenses to political blog credibility to the validity of data from the Wayback Machine, as well as new perspectives on issues of perennial concern such as workplace interruption and flaming via CMC. The second half of the issue is devoted to a special theme section on Social Network Sites, guest edited by danah boyd and Nicole Ellison. To our knowledge, this is the first published collection of research into this popular new phenomenon.